One of latest movies that have taken the theaters by storm is Theodore Melfi’s “Hidden Figures,” based on a true story and a book with the same title. The story is about Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), a mathematician and physicist during the early to mid-1900’s, and fellow women in the industry who were employed by NASA. Already a box office hit, this visionary drama will surely enlighten all target audiences.
Henson meticulously portrays Johnson’s character with her confident yet humble personality, which helps shape an intelligent and persevering working woman.. She truly outdoes the feminist theme when her tenacious character becomes the first African-American woman on the Space Task Group’s team. As the plot thickens, she and her team encounter obstacles that tie together science and the nation’s reputation. The team’s astute and resourceful ideas that help execute a successful launch into orbit definitely defy gravity and uplift the viewers.
Many of the positive reviews highlight that this film focuses on the struggles of a minority woman and that the actors’ confident execution helps drive the plot. The team’s astute and resourceful ideas that help execute a successful launch into orbit definitely defy gravity and uplift the viewers.
From scientists to historians, “Hidden Figures” promises to satisfy all audiences with a perfect representation of the 60s. This film is a real testament to the subtle yet ingenious minds in history that have made the NASA industry what it is today. It is an old-fashioned story in modern day that shines light on an overlooked story of the past that really was out of this world.